Rizal Hall, Malacañang
27 May 2015

President Benigno S. Aquino III administered the oath-taking ceremony of the fifty newly-appointed General and Flag Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) held in Malacañan Palace.

Among the officers who took their oath were Vice Admiral Alexander Lopez (Commander, Western Command), Lieutenant General Nicanor Vivar (Commander, Central Command), Lieutenant General Aurelio Balabad (Commander, Eastern Mindanao Command) and Lieutenant General Oscar Lopez (Superintendent, Philippine Military Academy).

AFP Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Jr., National Defense Undersecretary Honorio Azcueta and retired Rear Admiral Danilo Cortez were also present in the event.

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